Nitrous Oxide Market Size Worth $ 2,507.11 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 8.4%

Nitrous Oxide Market Size Worth $ 2,507.11 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 8.4%

The global nitrous oxide market size is expected to reach USD 2,507.11 million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report Nitrous Oxide Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By End Use (Medical, Electronics, Automotive, Food & Beverage); By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023-2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

Nitrous oxide, a gas generated through the thermal decomposition of ammonium nitrate, is expected to witness a surge in market demand over the next five to six years. This projection can be attributed to the widespread prevalence of chronic diseases and the growing number of elderly individuals, particularly in Europe and North America. Apart from its medical applications, nitrous oxide finds utility in various non-medical sectors, such as semiconductors, food processing, packaging, and high-end automotive industries. These diverse end-uses contribute significantly to the overall market demand for the product.

Nitrous oxide primarily serves as an inhalation anesthetic in medical applications, often administered alongside volatile agents like ethane or halothane. Additionally, its utilization of high-end luxury vehicles contributes significantly to its market demand. One notable aspect of nitrous oxide is its exceptional oxidizing capabilities, surpassing those of other gases. This unique characteristic makes it irreplaceable when supporting combustion at its maximum potential.

Nitrous oxide, while not explosive, serves as an exceptional oxidizer, supplying additional oxygen to facilitate fuel combustion and thereby generating more power. This property makes it valuable in combustion engines, where nitrous oxide accelerates fuel combustion. Furthermore, nitrous oxide finds application in advanced industries such as thin film production for LCD screens and semiconductor manufacturing.

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Nitrous oxide is mainly used in reacting with silicon precursors or silane to create superior-quality films used as electrical insulators in microelectronic transistors. Additionally, there has been a growing utilization of the product in producing thin oxide films incorporating various other elements such as aluminum, titanium, indium, magnesium, and zirconium. Furthermore, nitrous oxide is employed in the selective etching of thin films in semiconductor manufacturing processes.

The demand for nitrous oxide is anticipated to be driven by its expanding applications across various industries, including medical, automotive, semiconductor manufacturing, chemical, and food & beverage packaging. The prevalence of chronic diseases and the growing elderly population worldwide are expected to contribute to increased demand in the forecast period. The utilization of nitrous oxide in end-use sectors like semiconductors, premium automobiles, and food processing & packaging is projected to create opportunities for growth in the upcoming years.

Nitrous Oxide Market Report Highlights

  • In 2022, the medical segment held the largest market share. The administration of nitrous oxide in combination with other volatile agents is a common practice in the medical field, driving its significant presence in the market.
  • In 2022, the Asia Pacific region largely dominated the nitrous oxide market due to increased demand across various sectors such as healthcare, automotive, electronics, and food processing. The large population base in countries like China and India and rising disposable incomes drove the demand for medical services and automotive products in the nitrous oxide market.
  • In 2022, North America is projected to contribute to the global nitrous oxide market significantly. It has a well-established healthcare sector that relies on nitrous oxide for medical applications, including anesthesia and pain management. The region has a high demand for medical services, due to substantial nitrous oxide consumption.

Polaris Market Research has segmented nitrous oxide market report based on end-use, and region:

Nitrous Oxide, End-Use Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019-2032)

  • Medical
  • Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverage

Nitrous Oxide, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019-2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • South Africa

Nitrous Oxide Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 1,212.14 million

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 2,507.11 million


8.4% from 2023 - 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments covered

By End-Use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key companies

SS Gas Lab Asia, KVK Corporation, Promas Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Air Liquide S.A., Ellenbarrie Industrial Gases Ltd., Merck KGaA, Oxygen and Argon Works Ltd.Matheson Tri-Gas Inc., SOL S.p.A., Airgas, Inc., Praxair, Inc., and The Linde Group

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